Never Bake Another Apple Pie Again! This Recipe is Simply Brilliant!

This apple dessert is a fantastic alternative to the traditional apple pie. With its rich, creamy filling and flaky crust, it’s sure to become a favorite. Let’s get started!

What You Will Need:

For the Dough:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg

For the Filling:

  • 6 apples
  • Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Sprinkling:

  • Almond flakes

How Are We Going to Proceed:

  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a food processor, add 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, a pinch of salt, and 1 teaspoon baking powder.
    • Add 3/4 cup softened butter and 1 egg. Process until you form a smooth dough.
    • Wrap the dough in foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes. After chilling, divide the dough into two parts.
  2. Roll Out the Dough:
    • Place one part of the dough in a baking paper-lined form (28 x 18 cm) and roll it out to cover the entire surface.
    • Roll out the second part of the dough on a floured surface. Divide it into four parts to line the edges of the form.
    • Pierce the dough with a fork and bake in a preheated oven at 160°C (320°F) for 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare the Apples:
    • Remove the core from the apples and peel them. Place the apples in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice.
    • Arrange the apples on the pre-baked dough in the mold.
  4. Make the Filling:
    • In a bowl, beat 1/2 cup softened butter with 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar.
    • Whip the 3/4 cup of whipping cream and add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract while whisking.
    • Gradually add 4 eggs, one by one, then add 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese and the whipped cream. Mix until smooth.
    • Pour the creamy mixture over the apples in the mold. Sprinkle the top with almond flakes.
  5. Bake the Dessert:
    • Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C (320°F) for 50 minutes.
    • Cover the cake with baking paper 15 minutes before the end of baking to prevent over-browning.
  6. Cool and Serve:
    • Let the cake cool down completely before serving.


This creamy apple dessert with a flaky crust and almond topping is the perfect treat for any occasion.

Nutritional Information (Approximate per serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Rich in calcium and vitamin A

Popular Questions:

1. Can I use different types of apples?

  • Yes, feel free to use any variety of apples you prefer. Tart apples like Granny Smith work well.

2. How should I store this dessert?

  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Cover with plastic wrap to keep it fresh.

3. Can I make this dessert ahead of time?

  • Absolutely! This dessert can be made a day in advance and stored in the fridge.

4. What can I use instead of almond flakes?

  • You can use chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans, or even leave it out if you prefer.

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